Upstairs and Downstairs: The Illustrated Guide to the Real World of Downton Abbey
This beautifully illustrated book takes readers on a guided tour of a single day in an upper-crust English home of the Edwardian era. Starting with the servants hard at work while the family is still abed, and culminating in a lavish dinner party, Upstairs & Downstairs lifts the curtain on this fascinating period, as well as its historical bookends, the Victorian and post-World War I eras. Includes accounts from actual masters and servants, along with feature spreads on famous figures like Winston Churchill and Virginia Woolf.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nomadreader - LibraryThing
The backstory: My obsession with/love of Downton Abbey has inspired me to learn more about the period and customs of British country homes at that time. The basics: Upstairs & Downstairs: An ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JaneSteen - LibraryThing
Where I got the book: my local library. A somewhat entertaining Day in the Life of an Edwardian Household, which appears to have been put together in haste to cash in on the Downton Abbey craze. This ... Read full review